15 July 2011

Vizada Boosts Satellite Services with Expand Networks’ WAN Optimization

Expand Networks, a global leader in optimizing satellite networks, today announced Vizada, the world’s largest independent satellite communications provider, is integrating its WAN Acceleration technology to extend commercial services within its current Inmarsat BGAN, Swift Broadband and Fleet Broadband services.

Providing network and protocol optimization along with TCP and application acceleration for IP services through the Vizada satellite and terrestrial networks, the new WAN Optimization capabilities are set to enhance services for land, maritime and aeronautical customers.

“This enhancement offers our customers requiring high data throughput, a powerful, trustworthy new option,” said Michelle Wagner-Suziedelis, Senior Director, Solutions Engineering & Commercial Strategy & Product Management – Aero for Vizada. “Expand enables data intense applications to work seamlessly and efficiently over satellite.”

Combining Space Communications Protocol Standard technology (SCPS) with compression, byte-level caching and layer 7 QoS, Expand mitigates the bandwidth and latency limitations that can traditionally affect the speed and performance of applications over satellite links.

Vizada plans to provide the Expand WAN Optimization and Acceleration technology as a value added service. Customers will be able to easily integrate it with products from key Inmarsat terminal manufacturers, such as Thrane & Thrane and EMS.

Howard Teicher, Vice President for Public Sector & Satellite Markets explains “Integrating Expand’s technology is enabling Vizada to optimize its offerings to add value and competitive differentiation to its services. Critically, this sees them really maximize the communications environments of customers; passing on increased levels of quality of service and control, higher bandwidth throughput, reduced latency, and seamless delivery of business critical applications to customers via WAN Optimization-as-a-Service.”

The new Expand capabilities will be available to customers in Q3 of 2011.

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